Animals of War

Ep 189: Animals of War

Blurry Photos cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war in an episode all about the interesting and atrocious use of animals of war. Used for millennia in all manner of warfare, animals of war have shown countless examples of historical missteps, weird experiments, and the worst of humanity. People have done terrible things […]

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Killer Fog

Ep 186: Killer Fog

It’s a murky topic, but David and Dave put on the low beams and wade through the thick haze to talk about killer fog! An unusual confluence of man-made and meteorological phenomenon, killer fog has a breathtaking history both in science and the paranormal. From blankets of murderous mists that have held entire cities in […]

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Baalbek

Ep 185: Baalbek

Time to grab every crane you can find as Dave and David tackle the ancient megalithic stone structures of Baalbek! An ancient site dating back maybe to pre-history, Baalbek is a Lebanese temple complex with ruins that some say are built on an alien ship port. The boys go over the action-packed history of the […]

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Gnosticism

Ep 182: Gnosticism

Flora and Stecco bust open the jar of religious history as they discuss Gnosticism! An early sect of Christianity, Gnosticism was constantly controversial with its focus on secret knowledge and salvation from within. It grew and evolved for centuries before being snuffed out by orthodox Christianity, but modern findings have shed new light on just […]

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Scottish Cannibals

Ep 178: Scottish Cannibals

Season 6 begins with a bloody bang, as Blurry Photos take a look at Scottish cannibals! Scotland’s history is even bloodier than advertised with such harrowing Scottish cannibals¬†as Sawney Bean and Christie Cleek looming over it. But how much of the infamous cannibals’ legends are true? Join David and Dave as they explore the history […]

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Cahokia Redux

BP Bonus: Cahokia Redux

The break is quickly coming to an end, but Dave and David have a couple more tricks up their sleeves – like a return to Cahokia! The boys welcome Dr Maggie Rallo, a current medical doctor who worked as an archaeologist excavating Cahokia. Maggie talks about her time digging up bones and artifacts around the […]

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Creepy Clowns

Ep 175: Creepy Clowns

David and Dave juggle reality and perception as they devote a whole episode to¬†creepy clowns! A relatively recent trend, creepy clowns have been ingrained in pop culture as disturbing breaks in what should be a joyful reality. The boys of Blurry Photos discuss the history of clowns, including where the turning point of comic-to-creepy might […]

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Pliny the Elder

Ep 167: Pliny the Elder

The time has come for the Roman showman himself, Pliny the Elder! A moderately-known figure from Roman history, Pliny the Elder led a fascinating life and often comes up in Forteana because of his writings. The boys of Blurry Photos go over his life and accomplishments, including his most famous work, Natural History. Was he […]

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Demonology

Ep 163: Demonology

The sigils are etched and the circle is protecting as Dave and David summon an episode about demonology! The study of demons etc., demonology stretches as far back as recorded history, but how credible is it in practice and lore? The boys look at the etymology of demons, a few cultures and demons in their […]

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